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7 Amazing Mobile App Development Testing Tools

by Melissa Crooks Tech Writer
Mobile technology and app development have taken the world by storm. The Digital Age that we now live in is a hungry world, where innovative ideas are patented at an almost absurd rate.

There are currently more than 2.2 million apps in Apple’s App store and 2.8 million apps in Google’s Play Store. These numbers are on the rise and don’t seem to be slowing down.

With that being said, mobile devices have also increased. More than 2 billion people now have access to a smartphone. The increasing diversity of operating systems, mobile phone versions and browsers is also putting app developers into a fix. 

Newer technologies are needed for app developers to test their apps before they go live in the real world. Bugs need to be eliminated. The increase in mobile diversity has really made things tougher for app developers. Fortunately, testing tools are also being developed to help with this issue.

In this article, we bring you the latest and the best testing tools currently on the market today. 

Mobile App Testing Tool #1 Bugsee

The name of this testing tool tells you what their platform is all about. Their main focus is offering bug and crash system reports to the developer. Bugsee is a cloud-based system that records and monitor system conditions and notes any bugs. Some have even gone as far as describing Bugsee as a black box recorder (like in airplanes) for mobile applications. 

Bugsee is new to the game and has only been around for 4 months (launched January 2017). Bugsee is a favorite because of the precise manner in which it tracks bugs and removes all guesswork. Regardless of the development stage, you are in, Bugsee’s system reports about your app will always provide useful insight. 

If you are concerned about tool integration with Bugsee you will be happy to know that Bugsee can integrate and work with a variety of tools, even Jira. Bugsee’s strength lies in the video feature which has won over many developers.

Mobile App Testing Tool #2 Cross Browser Testing

Cross Browser Testing like most of the testing tools here is a cloud-based service. The tool is structured like a device lab and allows developers the convenience of carrying out all their testing on one platform instead of on multiple browsers. 

With access to over 1,500 devices that encompass both mobile devices and desktop browsers, app developers are spoilt for choice. They will have the ability to do browser comparisons and record their results in high-definition videos as well as snap screenshots that can be shared with team mates.

Unfortunately, Cross Browser Testing does not have the ability to test native apps. The company that owns Cross Browser Testing is Smartbear.

Mobile App Testing Tool #3 Sauce Labs

Sauce Labs offers one of the premier testing platforms for Android and iOS devices on the market today. Using their platform you will be able to test web apps, native and hybrid apps. You will have simulators and emulators at your disposal, with more than 800 OS and browser combinations. 

Developers will be able to simulate real-world user experiences courtesy of Sauce Labs. You can run Sauce Labs at the same time as you are running other tests on Appium frameworks. Orchestration of multiple devices all at once has never been easier than this. 

Mobile App Testing Tool #4 Appium

If you are looking for an open source automated testing platform then Appium is the one for you. This automation framework is a product of Sauce Labs and has been subsequently donated to the JS Foundation. 

Appium allows app developers to test the functionality of their app’s UI. It doesn’t matter what kind of app you want to test, whether web apps, native or hybrid. They can all be tested in Appium. Languages that are compatible with the testing tool include JavaScript, Apple’s Objective-C, and Java. 

Mobile App Testing Tool #5 Test Fairy

Test Fairy is one of the leading mobile app testing tools today. It allows app developers to conduct tests during the beta testing phase of their app development. The platform has a video recording ability of the test performed to help you work on the areas that need improvement. 

The test tool is designed as a management all-in-one testing center where developers can receive network characteristics; monitor their app’s mobile lifecycle as well as breakdown what happened to the app during its test phase.

If you want to incorporate bug trackers such as Bugzilla and GitHub, you won’t have a problem with Test Fairy. 

During the testing phase, Test Fairy offers you and your app development team privacy and security thanks to their sign-on feature. This also guarantees that no one else can download the apps you are working on. 

Test Fairy is a cloud based service and also allows on premise use. 

Mobile App Testing Tool #6 Sencha

In order to run tests on Sencha, your mobile and desktop web apps need to have been originally created with Sencha Ext JS. The Sencha platform affords mobile app developers the convenience of being able to run one test across several browsers. Most tests are written in JavaScript using a testing framework known as Jasmine.

Recent news about the Sencha Test platform shows that Sencha is working towards having a wider variety of tools integrated into the platform. Among the tools discussed were ALM tools. Among the tools already in integration with Sencha are TeamCity and Jenkins.

Mobile App Testing Tool #7 Bitbar Testdroid

Bitbar Testrodi is ideal for cloud-based mobile app testing. The testing tool offers a cloud-based mobile farm boasting thousands of Android devices as well as iOS devices which you can use to test your apps. You can run both manual and automated app tests.

The service is available in three formats: public, onsite testing and private. 

If you have developed your own test script and your own infrastructure but now need access to mobile devices to run your tests, then Bitbar’s Testdroid is the platform for you. 

Testdroid employees work round the clock to ensure that mobile app developers always have access to devices to work with. The majority of Testdroid’s clients are payment providers who use the software-as-a-service testing environment to check front-end and back-end integration of their own apps. 

Conclusion

The availability of numerous mobile app testing platforms makes like easier for app developers across the globe. As more and more cloud-based options emerge onto the scene, the convenience of being able to test apps, check for bugs, and run multiple browser tests is becoming easier and easier. We hope that you will find these testing tools useful.

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